Azura at Quilálea island, located in the heart of the Quirimbas Archipelago in the north of Mozambique, has opened with a sophisticated finesse second to none as an eco-boutique lodge. Quilálea marine sanctuary provides a haven of luxury and beauty on an entirely private and uninhabited 86 hectare tropical island. The island's name originates from the Swahili word to sleep or 'lala', as the dhows laden with produce would take refuge there overnight. This is the ideal destination for an exclusive and romantic getaway or the perfect honeymoon.
The nine stylish, private en-suite villas built from natural stone with makuti (coconut palm leaves) thatch roofing to keep the cool air in have all been beautifully renovated to provide guests with more space, more comfort, and more decadence. Each one, a stone's throw away from the beach has an uninterrupted ocean vista from the private teak veranda. All villas boast a super King-size bed (convertible to twins), spacious mosquito net, comfortable furnishings, ceiling fans and air conditioning. One of the new features at Azura at Quilálea is the innovative way clients can control their energy usage – by flicking a switch you can alternate from Eco for basic fan use and lighting, to Luxe which gives you all the mod cons including air-conditioning.
The pool area next to the bar has undergone a substantial makeover, and is now a great place to chill out and relax. The open-sided dining area and lounge, framed by fragrant frangipanis and other colourful flowers both overlook the magnificent Indian Ocean. Imaginative menus are based on succulent fresh fish and seafood prepared in true Azura style complemented by a choice of fine wines from the owners’ 5 estates, as well as wines from Azura’s own Chateau in the Loire Valley, France.
Kaskazi Villa $745 per person sharing per night
Kusi Villa $800 per person sharing per night
Villa Quilálea $1075 per person sharing per night
Single supplement of 50% of per person sharing rate will be applied.
Children are welcome at Azura at Quilalea but guest privacy and tranquility must be respected. Discounted rates apply; please contact us for details.
• All meals, local beers & spirits selection of house wines, soft drinks, tea & coffee, water & sunset cocktail
• Mozambican butler/host service & laundry service
• Use of snorkeling equipment & kayaks
Kaskazini offers discounted rates to Mozambican and SADC residents & last minute bookings. Contact us for more details.
• Scuba diving
• Scuba diving courses
• Game fishing
• Dhow sailing
• Whale watching (in season)
• Island hopping
• Spa treatments
• Nature walks
Azura at Quilálea Island is 30 nautical miles north of Pemba and lies to the south of Quirimba Island. Transfers from Pemba directly to the island is by helicopter which takes no longer than 30 minutes.
Stay 6 nights and pay for 5 (valid from 9 January - 17 December)
Luxury for less:
Stay 7 nights and partner stays free (valid 9 January - 31 March and 28 Nov - 10 December)
Bride gets 40% discount, minimum stay 5 nights (valid 9 January - 17 December)
Terms & conditions apply
Our office hours are:
Mondays to Fridays 08h00 - 15h00
Saturdays 09h00 - 12h00
Sundays - Closed
Mobile: +258 823096990
(Between 08h00 - 16h00, local time)
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The Quirimbas Archipelago:
Undiscovered, unspoilt and unexpected.
The Quirimba islands are a unique combination of pristine natural beauty and rich history and culture.